This week on The Best of Car Talk, Cynthia is so convinced her gas mileage improves when she gets her oil changed, she bet her boss 100 bucks. If she can´t win on technical grounds, might Tommy the Philosopher King be able to bail her out? Elsewhere, Linda may be on firmer scientific footing by claiming her husband’s ´´wah-wah´´ pedal driving style is doing more harm than good. Also, Joyce´s hood won´t open, and given the overall condition of her car, an air chisel might be the right tool; Scott is looking for eco-friendly windshield washer fluid, and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray helped Laurie´s Pathfinder lose its nickname, ´´Wobble Butt´´. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: May 27, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/170527/rt_cart_170527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the internationally best-selling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring ´´Detective Galileo´´. In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and listeners alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular best-selling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as ´´stunning´´, ´´brilliant´´, and ´´ingenious´´. Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa - Detective Galileo - returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect - except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi’s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied - she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation for a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001496/bk_aren_001496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A handful of humans and a multitude of robots create a new society on a mysteriously abandoned Earth in this breathtaking science fiction classic from one of the genre´s acknowledged masters. What if you woke up one morning on Earth...and no one else was there? That is the reality that greeted a handful of humans, including Jason Whitney, his wife Martha, and the remnants of a tribe of Native Americans in the year 2135. Their inexplicable abandonment had unexpected benefits: the eventual development of mental telepathy and other extrasensory powers, inner peace, and, best of all, near immortality. Now, 5,000 years later, most of the remaining humans live a tranquil, pastoral life, leaving technological and religious exploration to the masses of robot servants who no longer have humans to serve. But the unexpected reappearance of Jason´s brother, who had teleported to the stars many years before, threatens to change everything yet again - for John Whitney is the bearer of startling information about where Earth´s population went and why. And the most disturbing news of all: They may finally be coming home again. Nominated for the Hugo Award when it first appeared in print more than 40 years ago, Clifford D. Simak´s brilliant and thought-provoking A Choice of Gods has lost nothing of its power to astonish and intrigue. A masterwork of speculative fiction, intelligent and ingenious, it is classic Simak, standing tall among the very best science fiction that has ever been written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023179/bk_adbl_023179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 20 years, a vanished space voyager returns to Earth bearing a dangerous truth that will alter the universe in this powerful, thought-provoking science fiction classic from one of the golden age greats. Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished somewhere in the star system 61 Cygni, an inaccessible corner of the universe that humankind has thus far been unable to explore. Now Asher has returned to Earth, having impossibly survived catastrophic damage to his spacecraft. But the star traveler is not the same man he was when he began his journey two decades earlier. He is, in fact, no longer completely human. And he isn´t alone. But he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy conquerors who consider themselves almost gods and for the nearly human androids they create, enslave, and oppress. It is Asher´s destiny to change everything. His mission has made him a hero to some, a pariah to others - and a target for determined time-traveling assassins from the future whose mission it is to silence him at all costs before everything they cherish is obliterated. A true science fiction visionary, SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak infused thrilling stories of time travel, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and alien contact with powerful, thought-provoking ideas. An enthralling masterwork of speculative fiction that astonishes while exploring humanity in all its disparate aspects, Time and Again can be counted among the prolific, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author´s most brilliantly imagined and successfully realized creations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023177/bk_adbl_023177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harness the source of your living energy: the Zero Point Field. The cutting edge of quantum physics is not just found in a laboratory or university - now, you can live each day on the frontiers of science. Lynne McTaggart´s revolutionary book The Field captivated readers around the world with its exploration of the unseen dimension where science meets spirit. But that was only the beginning. With Living The Field, this pioneering investigator presents a full-length audio workshop about using the scientific discoveries of the quantum age to supercharge your life, health, and consciousness. Consciousness is the signal - you are the receiver. How can invisible quantum forces affect the way you live? In light of McTaggart´s research, the answer might astonish you: The very essence of your thoughts, memories, and sentient mind arises from the Zero Point Field. Your consciousness is not stored in your brain - instead, your brain is a receiver that picks up the signal of your consciousness from The Field. And through The Field, encoded in its infinite energetic frequencies, you are fundamentally connected to all other life. If you have ever picked up the feelings of a loved one from far away, known what your pet was thinking, worked in synchronicity with a team, or had a strong premonition of the future - then you have already glimpsed the power of this quantum connection. To live The Field is to continuously enhance your ability to receive the signal of this unified consciousness. Distilling the best techniques from her acclaimed workshops, Lynne McTaggart gives you straightforward, practical tools to expand your access to the limitless energy and wisdom of The Field. Whether you wish to boost your health, increase your intuitive powers, turn intention into reality, or even unlock your dormant extrasensory gifts, Lynne McTaggart will help you discover how to achieve profound and life-altering results wh... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynne McTaggart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000527/sp_true_000527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Orb & Ward Asper (1st book of series) combines reality, delightful fantasy, and childhood mayhem. It is the compelling story of Asper, a child made parentless by the cruel act of a prison wagons guard, annoyed by the childs crying. His parents, known as the Falconers, watch the guard hurl their swaddling bundle toward a raging river with no apparent chance of rescue and for their king has forever relegated them to the prison colony as Indentured Slaves. Unknown to them, a mighty Saker falcon plucks the bundle from the rivers rocky shore and flies away to lay the infant in her nest. Attended by pixie women, the baby sleeps until the free-spirited Lady Gadabout retrieves the child. She delivers him to the less-than-pious nuns of the abbey, ruled by the self-coronated Priest King Trapunto and Queen Nunsin, formerly the villages teenage tramp. The infant lives, and grows up as ward of King Trapunto and Queen Nunsin. Early on, Asper is aware that he can change his face at will. One day, the seven-year-old boy astonishes the women of the royal household by contorting his face to appear identical to their precious Princess Giddy, who is five and in puppy love with the ward Asper. Grasping the potential of Aspers unique talent, Queen Nunsin formally adopts him, so that at critical events she can order him to alter his face and stand in for her two-years-older son Prince Dullard, whom all judge to be stupid, rash and cruel, thereby advancing her precious Dullard as the ideal heir to the throne. Lucid dreams plague Asper, telling of his real parents in the penal colony. He resolves to seek them when mature, and so grows up driven to explore. This lures him to travel widely with a Gypsy caravan, to living among the feared swamp people, to learning to sail and to navigate. The mayhem of his return inspires the eleven-year old Princess Giddy to shout her welcome, telling all that one day she will snare the Abbeys ward as her man.